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all the care your family needs. all connected for you. . from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. >> we're back now with more of our continuing coverage is donald trump stunninps the 45th president of the united states. one of the most improbable and incredible election dramas in american history. in the hours since trump claimed victory we've learned it came as a shock to the campaign themselves. his rival hillary clinton conceding the race today admitting to a pane full loss even as she holds a narrow lead in the popular vote.
peter alexander. >> tonight a stunning new reality -- president-elect donald trump. >> sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business. >> the great disrupter pulling off an improbable triumph that even his closest aides say they didn't see coming. >> i say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
it as a very classy speech. so what happened? one top republican strategist calls it the revenge of the rural white voters, with higher turnout than mitt romney four years ago. trump won whites without college degrees by 39 points. >> he was able to tap into this notion that, that the government and the political elites were indifferent and disdainful of their interests. and i think that they resented it. >> another factor? hillary clinton's failure to match the obama coalition, despite a repudiation of his policies, president obama promoted unity. >> everybody is sad when their side loses an election. but the day after, we have to remember that we're actually all on one team. >> tomorrow, presidents 44 and 45 will meet at the white house to discuss a smooth transition. for trump, the hard part is just beginning, pivoting from campaigning to governing. today visiting with
pence. trump's only public comments today on twitter. where he changed his bioto read president-elect. that's not all that's changing. tonight for the first time the nypd's 171-year history, the department is setting up security for president-elect here in new york city. some already referring to trump tower as white house north. peter alexander, nbc news, new york. one of the most closely watched factors in this election was the role that latino voters while trump did get 29% of the latino vote fl his rhetoric on immigration since day one is still cause for concern among many in that community. we get more from nbc's miguel almaguer. >> at watch parties from florida to california this was the moment that many latino voters were afraid of. shock and tears turn to fear. >> they're still scared. what may happen to us. >> we're stuck in limbo again.
more disbelief, more sadness that america didn't get it. >> for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country, the future became more uncertain. >> it's going to be a wakening call for all the hispanics. whether you're mexican, puerto rican, cuban. >> for 16-year-old valerie travi, who was born in the u.s., this election seems more parents were deported back to colombia ten months ago. with clinton she saw hope. with trump, helplessness. >> right now i'm scared. i really don't know what to think. because i don't know when i'm going to see my parents again. >> clear in his campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration. >> we will stop illegal immigration. deport all criminal aliens and dismantle every last criminal
citizens. >> this person works in las vegas, a hospitality worker whose sister is undocumented. >> how worried are you that your sister will be separated if her children? >> oh god. i wish it could not happen. it's my big fear. >> tonight this is a country divided. and for some, there is fear their families may soon be split apart, too. here in what was the battleground state of neva t had canvassed this area for weeks, hoping to turn this purple state blue. they were successful in doing that. now they say they will battle donald trump's policies so they don't become legislation. lester? >> miguel almaguer in las vegas, thank you. donald trump has big decisions to make, including a big one -- filling a vacancy on the supreme court. which is likely to become one of the biggest battles in the early days of his administration.
years in office. and as our justice correspondent pete williams reports, this fight could be just the beginning. >> it's a pressing issue for the new president -- nominating a replacement from antonin scalia on the supreme court. with republicans keeping control of the senate, president obama's nomination of judge merritt garland which languished for eight months is now dead. trump released two lists of potential nominees, mostly federal judges, many in the conserve replacing justice scalia with another conservative won't change the make-up of the court but there could be other vacancies coming. ruth bader ginsberg is 83, she turns 84 in march, though she will likely remain in a trump administration as long as her health permits. but anthony kennedy, a reagan appointee who has voted with the liberals on gay rights and abortion is 80. and steven breyer appointed by bill clinton is 78.
donald trump, the court would be more conservative and might revisit recent rulings against restricting access to abortion and favoring gay rights. >> with each of those, we have relatively recent decisions. so the court would have to reverse its earlier rulings. but if they had the votes to do that, i'm not sure they wouldn't. >> trump has said he thinks the core abortion rights ruling, roe v. wade should be overturned. but he might have two more appointees. about more restrictions. >> while women might technically have the right under the constitution to choose an abortion, they wouldn't really be able to exercise that right. >> trump was right when he said that overturning roe wouldn't end abortion in america. though this would free up the states to make it illegal and about half of them probably would. but it's been 43 years since that case was decided. and despite many attempts to overturn it, it's still on the books. lester? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us tonight, thanks.
only in the presidential race, but also in the balance of power in congress. the gop holding control of both the house and the senate. nbc's casey hunt has a look at the new faces about to make waves. >> before tuesday, it was hard for donald trump to find a friend in washington. even in his own party. >> why don't you want to talk about mr. trump in. >> i choose not to. >> president trump is moving in down the street from speaker paul ryan and senate ma started to come around. >> i think what donald trump pulled off is an enormous political feat. it's an enormous feat in that he heard the voices that were out there that other people weren't hearing and he earned a mandate. >> the american people have spoken. >> republican leaders were privately surprised their vulnerable senate incumbents hung on across the map. winning at least a 51-seat majority. >> god bless florida, thank you. >> and expected to win
the house as well. with control of the white house and congress, republicans have a chance to shred president obama's signature health care law. >> this health care law is collapsing under its own weight. now we have president trump coming who is asking us to do this. so with unified republican government we can fix this. >> still, republicans need 60 votes in the senate to pass controversial legislation. which means they'll have to work with democrats, another question? whether some republicans refuse to vote with trump op parts of his agenda. nebraska senator ben sass once called trump's campaign a dumpster fire and then there's senator lindsey graham. >> he's becoming a jack ass at a time when we need to have a serious debate about the future of the party and the country. >> graham telling nbc news late tuesday night, he was shocked by trump's win. but now is willing to at least try to find some common ground. as that shock wears off democrats are grappling with whether
nancy pelosi talking to trump today about whether they could work together to build roads and bridges and progressives like elizabeth warren and now tonight bernie sanders talking about potentially working with him to help working-class families. left centre. >> kasie hunt, thank you. donald trump's many supporters are basking in his victory, many others woke up this morning feeling disillusioned by the headlines. time and time again critics accused trump of running a campaign that the election results show a sharp racial divide. nbc's ron allen with more on that. >> outside the nation's african-american history museum, there's deep worry about president-elect donald trump's victory and the huge turn-out by rule working-class white voters. >> how much is it about race? i mean trump has made the whole election about race, so about 100% of it. >> i'm not angry, you know.
america. >> they see what's been called a white-lash. white americans feeling left out and deep resentment as the nation gross more diverse. rallied by a candidate who promised to ban muslims, wall out mexicans and who challenged the very legitimacy of the nation's first black president. how much of this is about president obama, a backlash against him? >> folks just didn't know what to do. when he won the first time they were confused and upset. when he won the second over the rail. some on social media using the hashtag #notmypresident. >> if you're a family you're concerned. a lot of people are trying to fit in. >> despite the taunting written on the wall -- conservatives pushing back at the charge of racism. >> people who define the character and who define the values of our country were the winners. in what happened yesterday. >> i think the new president has an important
>> still, today, with president-elect trump. some worry their country has turned against them. >> as a black person i feel like i'm taken as nothing. >> deep doubts about whether mr. trump, who said he intends to be a president for all americans, can heal a very divided nation. ron allen, nbc news, washington. >> nbc's tom brokaw joins us. tom, you just saw that story there. we knew there was a divide in this country even before yesterday. but now we see exactly where it than we knew? >> i think at this point people are still in kind of a daze, if you want to know the truth, lester and they're trying to work their way through it i think it would be important for the president-elect to find a way that he wants to represent all the people and he needs to know what their interests are as well. you know i've seen a lot. president kennedy was assassinated when i was a young reporter. 1968 came along. there was terrific trauma at that time in that fall. and then richard nixon
through a number of traumatic events and we only get pulled back together when the leadership says that we've got to get through this together. so i think one of the most important messages that the new president-elect can provide for the country going forward, is to say i'm here for all of you and we need to, he did say early in the campaign, i can do more for african-americans than the democratic party has done. we need to find more ways to get you good jobs. think he has to continue that theme. but at this point, never-never land. because yesterday at this hour the democrats thought they were going to get the white house and the senate and maybe even the congress. 24 hours later, they're a minority party and they're reeling from what they've been through. >> let me ask you this, we saw donald trump come out last night. he was very humble, very president-like. does the job change the man, typically? >> well it's a combination of the two. that was a donald trump last night that we not seen much during this campaign.
that more. i do think when you are suddenly the president-elect, you're the leader of the most powerful nation in the world, the greatest experiment in democracy. you're going to be living in the white house and representing all of us, it has to have an effect on anyone at that point. or at least i hope that it does. >> tom, good to have you with our coverage last night as well. still ahead, trump's victory. many are calling it a stinging blow to president obama's legacy. president-elect trump undo? also from high fives to protests, how also from high fives to protests, how america is c'mon in, pop pop! happy birthday! also from high fives to protests, how america is i survived a heart attack. i'm doing all i can to keep from having another one.
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to control the white house and both houses of congress. president obama could see many parts of his legacy undone. nbc's kristen welker no you with more on that. >> grant park 2008, president obama swept into office on a message of hope and change. >> we have seen so much, but there's so much more to do. >> now eight years later president-elect donald trump saying he's the change agent. vowing to >> real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. >> -- by piece. >> my number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with iran. >> all that firing up president obama one last time. the president hit the campaign trail like he was on the ballot. 19 events for hillary clinton. >> there has never
not me, not bill, nobody, more qualified than hillary clinton. >> he's been the most active president looking for a successor to win than anybody since teddy roosevelt in 1908. >> much of it personal after trump pushed the birther conspiracy, the president roasting trump at the white house correspondents dinner five years ago. >> no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. issues that matter. like did we fake the moonlanding. >> trump watched stone-faced, fuming, many say that moment may have helped push him into running. tonight white house sources say their entire team stunned an devastated. some sobbing, worried all they've worked for could be undone. kristen welker, nbc news, new york. >> we're back in a moment, with a wild ride on wall street
on wall street the markets finished near a record high today, after the dow futures dropped 800 points overnight. as played out and surging back throughout the day. msnbc anchor and business correspondent ali velshi is here with more. >> while we were here last night and it started to look like a trump victory, the only markets that were open for trading were overseas in asia. so what investors do when something sudden and unexpected happens is they dump the stock, they sell it they figure it out later. so they sold that stock. that's what caused the japanese and the south korean markets to go down. about 5%.
analysts had a chance to look at the stocks that would gain the industries that would gain from a trump presidency and the losses got smaller as they went across europe to the point by the time markets opened in the states, the losses had been erased and there was a small gain. through the course of the day investors ferreted out those industries like telecom, like coal, like infrastructure building companies that would do well under a tru presidency, bought lots and lots of them and you ended up with a 257-point gain. when we come back, america's future
finally tonight, as a country we've all come to the end of a very long journey and while not everyone is happy with how this election has turned out, the fact remains america has spoken. our rehema elsis in the battleground of north carolina to see how it's impacting americans from cafes to classrooms. >> on the streets of raleigh, there was excitement -- >> i'm just happy. >> and apprehension. >> i'm concerned with the supreme court. >> there was also shock. >> what were your thoughts when you woke up this morning and saw the news? >> i burst into tears. i was horrified. i really didn't, i hadn't even started to entertain the possibility. >> kelly rozinski is disappointed but determined to look ahead.
we always do. and we'll make the most of it. we'll come together. >> but there were protests across the country today. high school students in des moines and seattle walking out. mothers took to social media, wondering how to guide their kids. i cannot for the life of me figure out how to explain this to them. but in scranton, pennsylvania, it was high fives. >> knowing that we have a new president, a new vice president, best marriages that we could ever wish for in this country. >> back in north carolina, at carey elementary, they had cast their own votes for president. >> it is important that even though their candidate may not have won last night, that they still honor the other children in our class and respect their decisions. and their opinions. >> what do you want from your new president? >> i want him to be nice and kind.
>> i'd say don't be selfish, because in certain problems you'll work with other leaders. you have to listen to other people's ideas. >> the next generation, learning at an early age how democracy works. rehema ellis, nbc news, raleigh, north carolina. and that will do it for us on this wednesday night, i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good
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